Institute of Graduate Studies & Research
A wide range of graduate programs leading to Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are offered coordinated and administered by the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research at EUL. The Institute is responsible for overseeing, processing and coordinating matters concerning graduate admissions, assistantships, thesis proposals and defenses, supervisions, and examinations, subject to the by-laws of the University and the regulations lay down by the University Senate. The Institute serves to maintain quality in graduate education by adapting universally accepted academic principles and criteria.
The aim of graduate studies at EUL is to equip the students with a high level academic background as well as necessary skills to be competent in the academic world, industry or the service sector. Graduate studies at EUL are founded on academic freedom and ethical conduct. Our mission is to raise graduates who can follow new developments and trends in their area of specialization, true academicians with developed research, and communication skills capable of contributing to the society in several different ways. The faculty members have a wide range of Faculty Research Interests that allow practice of interdisciplinary research besides classical research areas.
A total of 36 master (23 with thesis and 9 non-thesis) and 15 PhD programs in the fields of science, health sciences and social sciences are offered by the institute. Based on the program education language is either Turkish or English.
The graduate programs at EUL are accredited by YOK (Higher Education Council of Turkey) and recognized by international academic associations.
While the minimum requirements to complete non-thesis graduate degree programs are 10 courses (30 credits and 1 term project), the minimum requirement for thesis graduate programs are 7 courses (21 credits) a seminar and a thesis. Requirements to complete a PhD program is at least 7 courses (not less than 21 credits), a seminar, a PhD qualification exam and a thesis.